South Africa is a stunning country with remarkable diverse regions to explore and discover. Join us on our curated, authentic, one of a kind small group women's trip in Autumn 2019 which is one of the best times to visit when springtime blooms in South Africa. You will arrive in Johannesburg where we will begin with a tour of Nelson Mandela’s former home and visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Cradle of Humankind site. We then fly further north and spend three nights experiencing the wonder of safari days in a pristine environment comfortably perched at our small private family owned safari lodge on the exquisite private Klasiere reserve in the northern wilderness within Kruger National Park. To experience the notable Big Five, we will savor private, twice daily, expert ranger lead trackers in the South African bush. We have included both the stunning panorama route and Durban to continue our days exploring prior to arriving in the Cape Town region and wandering the world renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Table Mountain and more. Join Serendipity Traveler’s small group women's 2019 tour to South Africa and meet the locals, visit women’s artisan cooperatives, and garner fresh perspectives as we travel authentically with our native local resources providing an excellent journey.
With our local guide, you will explore the wilds and wonders of South Africa on this journey offering you an in depth sampler of South Africa. We arrive in Johannesburg where we will visit Soweto, tour Nelson Mandela's home, and begin to immerse ourselves in all the things South Africa offers. We will meet and visit the home of locals living in Soweto. The Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage site, sets the stage for discovering the ancient roots of humankind in South Africa with Palaeo anthropologists in the veld where fascinating fossils and history come alive for us. The Cradle of Humankind was chosen by National Geographic as a must place to see in 2017. The Mahboneng Precint is a revitalized area with galleries, shops, and cafes to whet our taste of South African art, food, and local scenes. Pretoria Botanical Gardens and our visit to a women’s artist cooperative in Mapula will round out our days in the Johannesburg region before departing for our amazing days on Safari in a private reserve with excellent expert local trackers. The love and knowledge of the animals that our guides showed us on our first South African safari in 2017 was remarkable.